Middlebury scored 10 second-half goals on its way to a 16-11 win over #8 Dickinson (5-2) on Saturday. The game was played as part of the Mustang Classic, hosted by Stevenson University in Owings Mills, Maryland. The Panthers (2-3) return to action next Saturday with their home opener against Bowdoin at 1:00 p.m.
Dickinson scored the final two goals of the quarter and the first in the second, making it a 4-3 game. Forbes answered for the Panthers with a bounce shot from 15 yards out on the right side. Alderik van der Heyde followed, as the Panthers led 6-3 at the 12:00 mark. Jack O'Connell closed the first-half scoring with a man-up tally for Dickinson, as Middlebury held a 6-4 lead at the break.
The Panthers started the third quarter with three-straight goals to go up 9-4 at the 11:43 mark. The second tally of the run came 15 seconds after the first, as Jack Gould scored with a rocket from 15 yards out.
The Red Devils responded with a three-goal run, closing the gap to 9-7 with 4:18 left in the third quarter. Cosolito scored from the top of the zone, before Jack Hoelzer put his team up 11-7 with a hard shot from the left side.
Trailing 11-7 heading into the fourth quarter, Dickinson went on its third three-goal run of the contest, making in an 11-10 game with 11:38 on the clock.
Middlebury responded with a three-goal spurt of its own to extend the lead. Jack Sheehan scored after a one-on-one move beat his defender, before Forbes scored twice for a 14-10 lead at the 8:49 mark.
Dickinson cut the lead to 14-11, before markers by Cosolito and Kucinski made it a 16-11 final.
Forbes finished with a team-high five goals, giving him 16 tallies in five games this season. Kucinski and Cosolito each had three goals and an assist in the contest, as Kucinski extended his point streak to 38 games. Hoelzer rounded out the leaders with a goal and two assists. Pierce Fricke paced the squad with four ground balls, while Gould won 17-30 faceoffs. Charles Midgley made nine stops in net to earn the win.
O'Connell's five goals led Dickinson, with two tallies and five assists from Brodie Phillips. Nate Usich finished with seven ground balls, while Bobby Hartwick scooped up six. Cole Pellicano made 17 stops in the Red Devil net.
Middlebury held a 50-34 shots advantage in the game.